BA (Hons) in Business

General

Program Description

Overview

This course allows you to study Business as a single honours degree, giving you an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Studying Business at BGU offers you a doorway into the inner workings of organisations in a local, national and international way. Our central philosophy is to embed your learning about the business into real-world contexts while also supporting your developing academic knowledge and understanding of theories and models of business practice.

Key Facts

  • Award: BA (Hons)
  • UCAS Code: N100
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • Start Date: September
  • Awarding Institution: Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Institution Code: B38

Entry Requirements

  • You will normally need 96 -112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications).
  • We welcome a range of qualifications that meet this requirement, such as A/AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project.
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About The Course

Our BA (Hons) Business degree programme will enable you to develop a deep understanding of the wide spectrum of business-related subjects through a coherent range of modules that enable you to enhance and build your knowledge, skills and understanding as you go through each year.

You will learn about how businesses develop strategic thinking, how they operationally function and what they need to consider in order to ensure that they are profitable and productive. Each year of the degree builds on the one before; in year one you focus on understanding the fundamentals of business including economics and finance, leadership, the development of business ideas and how businesses run. In year two you deepen your knowledge of particular elements of business practice such as human resource management and marketing. In year three the focus is on extending your knowledge and skills to the wider world, and you will consider the psychology of organisations and what leadership for a changing world, as well as how businesses of all sizes need to develop their corporate strategy. You will also extend your understanding of the international perspective through considering entrepreneurship in a wider context.

In this course, you have the chance to develop real-world experiences by taking ownership of your own learning and designing and managing business projects focused on areas of interest that you have. As each year of the degree progresses you have the opportunity to carry out this work locally, nationally, or internationally with a range of BGU business and academic networks.

The BA (Hons) Business degree has also been mapped to a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership giving you the chance to augment your degree with a professional qualification if you choose to do so; for more information on costs for this please contact the programme leader.

Delivery

There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity.

You will be taught in a variety of ways, from lectures, tutorials and seminars, to practical workshops, coursework and work-based placements. Small group seminars and workshops will provide you with an opportunity to review issues raised in lectures, and you will be expected to carry out independent study.

Placements are a key part of degree study at BGU. They provide an enriching learning experience for you to apply the skills and knowledge you will gain from your course and, in doing so, give valuable real-world experience to boost your career.

Assessment

We recognise that individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, so we use a variety of assessment strategies on our courses.

Careers & Further Study

Six ‘Graduate Attributes’ are embedded in all BGU programmes and all students will gain an award alongside their degree. Students have the option to gain a higher level award by undertaking additional activities opportunities and learning.

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Each Graduate Attribute is designed to support you in gaining skills which will set you apart. These are embedded in your degree programmes, but to gain the Excellence Award you can choose to undertake a series of additional activities.

The Excellence Award will help you to:

  • Enhance your personal development by gaining new skills
  • Be recognised for your achievements
  • Participate in activities, meet new people and have fun!

Support

Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests. We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Here at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), we’ve been educating students in the historic heart of the City of Lincoln for over 150 years, located on a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a fe ... Read More

Here at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), we’ve been educating students in the historic heart of the City of Lincoln for over 150 years, located on a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city. We’re set on a single-site campus, so just about everything you need is close by, whether it be your tutors, your friends, your lectures or the places in which you like to relax. Read less